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Forum: General Electric Discussions Yesterday, 10:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Modern Spektrum gear is no more prone to...

Modern Spektrum gear is no more prone to 'Brown-out' than any other system. Brown out is in fact not a radio problem as such, it's caused when the supply voltage to the receiver drops too low causing...
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum Yesterday, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,972
Views: 193,423
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
That's a bad one, sorry to see it. Hard to...

That's a bad one, sorry to see it.

Hard to say if the arm failure pre or during the crash, but it does look very lightweight for a 3D model with big control surfaces.
Forum: Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) Yesterday, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 49
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Hobbyking MXS-R 20cc electric conversion.

I picked up the MXS-R in the recent free shipping offer form Hobbyking Hong Kong warehouse. It arrived amazingly quickly and in perfect condition. The original kit is intended for 20cc gas power but...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers Yesterday, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Agreed, it's good practice to remove them just to...

Agreed, it's good practice to remove them just to be on the safe side...

But I'm a bit lazy and regularly leave them connected and so far havent noticed any discharging even when left for a week....
Forum: Batteries & Chargers Yesterday, 08:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 229
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Odd because I regularly leave batteries connected...

Odd because I regularly leave batteries connected to the charger for days on end and havent ever noticed any current drain at all, not even fractions of a volt. Maybe it depends on the charger?
Forum: Company Discussions 08-29-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 14,769
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I'm guessing that they would have been a glut of...

I'm guessing that they would have been a glut of orders due to the free shipping offer, so the packing team are probably snowed under.
Forum: Company Discussions 08-29-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 14,769
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
So my free delivery order arrived yesterday. i...

So my free delivery order arrived yesterday. i double checked and the cost of shipping HK were quoting ($548) was correct, so they must have lost out big time on this order as the total value was...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-29-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
ESC's don't overheat if they are properly sized. ...

ESC's don't overheat if they are properly sized.
The actual BEC part of the ESC is a separate circuit anyway so the ESC would have to be in a very bad way before problems occurred with the BEC due...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-29-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Truth is that a 4A switching type BEC would...

Truth is that a 4A switching type BEC would 'probably' be ok. On the other hand this is one area where 'probably' isn't really good enough. If you overload the BEC it shuts down and you loose all...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-29-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 171
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
No, you would want something much higher rated....

No, you would want something much higher rated. These days there are many esc's with very powerful switching mode BEC's fitted, so you don't need to go to the complexity of an external BEC. For...
Forum: Power Systems 08-28-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
8s is within the recommended battery range for...

8s is within the recommended battery range for the motor he has: http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=EFLM4090A

But yes 2 x 4s, 4400mAh might well be a bit on the heavy side,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-28-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
It's critical to close the throttle immediately...

It's critical to close the throttle immediately after the initial two beeps, otherwise you enter programming mode.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-28-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Sound like the calibration didn't work... Double...

Sound like the calibration didn't work... Double check that you were following the correct procedure and try again.

PS.. Your ESC is a re-labelled ZTW. This is the calibration instruction from the...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-28-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 131
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
+1 on Nigel's post. That was the only way to do...

+1 on Nigel's post. That was the only way to do it years ago before the invented computer radios.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-28-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
The motor spec say it's rated for 18A for up to...

The motor spec say it's rated for 18A for up to 20 seconds.

In flight you wont be seeing the amps that you get with a fresh off the charger battery and in a static test. So as long as you were in...
Forum: Vintage and old timer models 08-27-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
48A sounds about right on the 12x6. The motor is...

48A sounds about right on the 12x6. The motor is rated for 64A continuous and 85A burst so I'd expect that a 14x7 prop should put you in a good position of ample power and within the motors rating....
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-27-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I've seen the exact same thing. SAFE teaches...

I've seen the exact same thing. SAFE teaches people to just bang the sticks full travel and let the attitude limits actually control the plane. I'm often horrified to find guys 'flying' their...
Forum: Beginners 08-26-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 42,930
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
For a 60" model you need to be looking at larger...

For a 60" model you need to be looking at larger servos. Look at servos around 40g or more, 9g servos would be far too small and not have enough torque. If there any cutouts or mounting rails...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-25-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 313
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Yeah, it does sound like you need to get some...

Yeah, it does sound like you need to get some more practice in on the Apprentice.

You should be able to fly the Apprentice confidently in expert mode and be able to do consistant good spot...
Forum: Beginners 08-24-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Probably just duplicating the good points made by...

Probably just duplicating the good points made by others but if this is a new plane and all standard out of the box hardware then that narrows the more likely issues down to:



Tired...
Forum: Batteries & Chargers 08-24-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I've not used that one but do regularly use...

I've not used that one but do regularly use battery voltage telemetry that's inbuilt in my Tx. it works quite well although I find that it doesn't replace a timer. For my uses it just acts as a...
Forum: Power Systems 08-23-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Generally it's ok the lengthen the wires between...

Generally it's ok the lengthen the wires between the ESC and motor but not the wires between battery and ESC.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-23-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 165,457
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Great stuff Nigel! Sounds like you have a...

Great stuff Nigel!

Sounds like you have a new favourite airplane?
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-22-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 165,457
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Good luck Nigel. Dont forget the video!

Good luck Nigel. Dont forget the video!
Forum: Company Discussions 08-21-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 14,769
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Just took advantage of this offer and ordered a...

Just took advantage of this offer and ordered a 64" MXS-R 3D aerobatic job, plus all the hardware to go with it. Shipping (DHL Express) would normally have been $500 making it a non-starter, but i...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-21-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 165,457
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I took advantage of the Hobbyking free...

I took advantage of the Hobbyking free international shipping offer and got myself a 64" MXS-R 3D aerobatic job:
https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/catalog/41642.jpg

It's sold as being...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-21-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2,317
Views: 165,457
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Nice work, good luck with the maiden flight!

Nice work, good luck with the maiden flight!
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-20-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 699
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
Good that it seems to have helped.. as I said...

Good that it seems to have helped.. as I said planes are funny things and don't do what you expect sometimes. Let us know how it works out with more flights under the belt.
Forum: General Electric Discussions 08-19-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 699
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
It may be a little heavy compared to the glow...

It may be a little heavy compared to the glow power version, that increases landing speed making stall more likely. It could possibly have an unintentional 'washin' (opposite of washout) twist in the...
Forum: Multi-Rotors 08-19-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By JetPlaneFlyer
I dont have a lot of multi rotor experience but...

I dont have a lot of multi rotor experience but the multi i do have uses a KK2 board from Hobbyking which works fine and is cheap and easy to setup. As long as you don't need GPS and all those 'bells...
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